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Animusic 2 - A New Computer Animation Video Album (2005)

Wayne Lytle  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)

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  • Directors: Wayne Lytle
  • Format: AC-3, Animated, Color, Digital Sound, Dolby, Full Screen, Surround Sound, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Animusic
  • DVD Release Date: November 14, 2005
  • Run Time: 40 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000CBWPXC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,328 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Animusic fuses cutting edge computer animation with digitally created music to produce an entirely new genre of music entertainment.

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143 of 146 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New, but familiar November 16, 2005
Format:DVD
Animusic 2, like its predecessor "Animusic", contains computer rendered animations that are set to music - in fact, the essence of the animations is that they are driven by the music, each musical note being connected with some action in the animation. While this fact may be of more interest to people concerned with the "how" rather than simply the experience provided by the final product, I think that understanding the process that goes into Animusic is part of the fun. If Rube Goldberg conducted an orchestra in cyberspace, it might look like some of the animations in Animusic 2.

I enjoyed the first Animusic tremendously, and this DVD presents more of the same. While there are a few aspects in which Animusic 2 differs from its predecessor, the similarities outweigh the differences and the overall experience is remarkably similar.

This album is similar musically to the original. It features a range of styles, and relies mostly upon struck or plucked strings and melodic percussion (such as xylophones / marimbas) to carry most of the tunes. Drums and synthesizers also feature heavily.

The music is interesting enough when played with the animation, but does not stand alone simply as music as well as the first album did. Still, the tunes are catchy and enjoyable, and you will find yourself tapping your toes and bouncing your head as you watch / listen.

The animation is detail intensive and exceptionally well rendered. The instrument models and sets are clever and interesting to watch. On the whole, even if the experience is essentially another iteration of the original Animusic concept, this is not at all a bad thing.

There are some differences, and they are generally for the better.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Computer Graphics Wet Dream November 22, 2005
Format:DVD
I was a big fan of the original Animusic, and the even earlier "Pipe Dream" animation, so it was with great anticipation that I popped in Animusic 2 to my DVD player. Simply put Animusic 2 doesn't disapoint, it's fabulous! There are 8 animations, one of which is a sequel to Pipe Dream, imaginatively called Pipe Dream 2 ;-) The graphics are all top notch and the music is terrific. On occasion the music seems to drag on but the graphics picks up the slack. The DVD should win an award for DVD mastering (if there is such a thing). Both wide screen 16:9 and standard screen 4:3 versions are on the disk. I must confess I haven't bothered to watch the 4:3 animations since I was busy salivating over the wide screen version.

The extras included for each animation are also terrific. Some show different musical mixes, and others let you control different viewpoints via the Angle capability of DVD players. The director's commentary is also quite fun and Lytle sounds like he sitting there with you discussing the show.

Note to Pixar: use this stuff for backgrounds in a movie
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Visual Rock! October 15, 2008
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
They're ALIVE! The instruments come to life on your TV as they play to some great music.

An amazing idea! Great music set to awesome graphics. Think: computer geek meets music freak - they bash ideas around, get serious about the ideas, compose some great music and set AWESOME computer animation to the music.

The music alone plays on our TV throughout the afternoon when my 9 year old has his way. He could watch this DVD and listen to the music all day long.

The tracks are varied in their music style, from stadium rock, to techno pop, to chamber music, and all of the music is tasteful, well written.

The graphics are perfect.

I can't wait for Animusic III!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Step Forward...Yet Backwards... December 28, 2005
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I saw the preview for `Animusic 2' and was very eager to get my hands on this new 8 track DVD. After watching it I would have to say that this DVD was just a bit over hyped. `Animusic 2' is not a bad watch at all. I enjoyed watching it, but I think that is the secret word here. This DVD was more visual than musical. The original's music was what really made the overall DVD great. I loved the new sequences from a visual standpoint. It was a huge step forward from the original. The highpoints were the return of the stickman with his new posse as well as the starship grooving robots and who can forget the amazing finale in `Heavy Light'. The visuals were great but the music was just not the perfect match and that was a huge step back. If there will be an `Animusic 3', which there are very few rumors about, I feel Wayne Lyttle needs to remember that its not `Animusic' with out the music.
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51 of 63 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great concept, weak followup June 5, 2006
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The first release is fabulous - Fantasia for a new generation. Our two-year-old marvels at the majesty and mystery, entranced by the visuals. Wonderful, wonderful stuff.

And yes, a lead review here is accurate that "the similarities outweigh the differences". Animusic 2 is much more like Animusic than, say, Toy Story - or Deliverance.

But the differences are substantial, and work against our son's enjoyment. Rather than instruments magically playing themselves, and music somehow *happening* on the screen, Animusic 2 is populated with odd, personified robots that do damned near everything.

Whereas Animusic (the first) had an enormous drum machine of interlocking and interacting mechanisms, Animusic 2 would have them as separate entities played by mechanized beings that aren't themselves part of the music. Even he, at two, asks "Why are they there?" the few times we actually watch this sequel. Much more often, he'd prefer to just watch the first one. As would I. :)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Music and Wickedly Clever Applications and Graphics
I thoroughly love good music and good design, and this DVD showcases both very well. The music alone is good enough to stand on its own, but when combined with the cleverly... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Steven Bryan
5.0 out of 5 stars Very cool!
This came in perfect condition! My 14 year old autistic son loves the first Animusic DVD and I'm sure he will love this one as well! Read more
Published 23 days ago by Amy G.
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought this for my Dad
My Dad loves rocking out to this video. He plays it for all his friends and they really dig it.
Published 1 month ago by serenityrocks
4.0 out of 5 stars Liked the original better
I have the original Animusic, and loved it. This one isn't as good, I think, mainly because the expectations were high based on the original. Otherwise, the concept is genius!
Published 1 month ago by Scott McKinley
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect gift
Thank you. I love this DVD and I bought more for gifts. YOU got this to me in just over a week. WOW Thanks
Published 1 month ago by linda Mortisen
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Animation
A friend of mine sent me a video of one of Animusic's selections and I was totally fascinated. I was so impressed that I bought both of their DVD's. Would recommend to anyone! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sally Ecklund
5.0 out of 5 stars exercise video
I watch the video while riding my excersize bike, makes the time really go fast. This is amazing stuff!! Have recomended it to several of my friends.
Published 1 month ago by karen hutson
5.0 out of 5 stars great fun !!!
This is so Amazing!! I love to sit and relax and just watch!! a most interesting show. Everyone needs this!
Published 1 month ago by robert scott hatfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the price.
This is my second one I am buying. I want one for my house and the kids. Our grandson loves it. I told him I had a prize for him after he finished his homework. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Elizabeth
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting...
Fun to watch and the colors are really pretty. I can see where it would keep children occupied for a short amount of time.
Published 3 months ago by D. Devaneau
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